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Posted: 04 November 2013 02:45 AM   [ Ignore ]
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What are these reviewers talking about…

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097493/news?start=21
“Richelle Mead’s bestselling series is headed to the big screen (one of many Ya books being turned into movies),”

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni56382345/?ref_=hm_nw_tp_t1
“Many consider Ender’s Game to be a Ya property, although Card said he wrote it for adults.”

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Posted: 04 November 2013 02:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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D’oh ... worked it out not longer after submitting.

Young Adult.

Odd that the second letter is lower-case. Could be an error, or perhaps this is accepted style.

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Posted: 04 November 2013 07:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yep. this has become a popular genre of writing here in left-pondia at least. I have a friend who has written a book in this category. I have always heard it pronounced “why-aye” and not “Ya” as the lower case “a” might suggest. But maybe that’s just in my head.

edit: at amazon a search on YA shows that all the reviews of such books are shown with both letters in upper case.

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Posted: 04 November 2013 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Could be an error, or perhaps this is accepted style.

Just got this announcement in an email from my friend Jessica. The accepted style is YA.

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Posted: 04 November 2013 02:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Funny, I was expecting the thread title “Ya” to refer to textspeak for “Yes” that my 15-year-old routinely uses.

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